Despite weeks of strenuous efforts it was not possible to reach a substantive consensus at the 2015 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
The European Union continues to regard the NPT as the cornerstone of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime and as essential to the pursuit of nuclear disarmament. It is also important for the further development of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The EU is committed to upholding and preserving the NPT as a priority multilateral instrument for maintaining and reinforcing international peace, security and stability. The EU reaffirms its support for all three pillars of the Treaty and for the respect and implementation of all related international commitments.